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Does My Child Present with the PDA Profile of ASD?

Introduction – This is a general guide for parents to help them establish if their child is presenting with a typical presentation of an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) such as Asperger’s Syndrome or Pathological Demand Avoidant (PDA), which is a different profile … Continue reading

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PDA Awareness – Surveys, Research, Campaigns and Media Interest

The Current Situation Faced by Many Parents and Families Recognition, understanding, assessment and diagnosis of PDA, for a variety of reasons, is still very much a post code lottery throughout the UK. Some local Health Trusts may have a policy … Continue reading

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PDA from the Perspectives of the Person with ASC/PDA

For many parents, trying to live harmoniously with a child with PDA can often seem an impossible task. One of the steepest and most important learning curves for me was to really try to view the world through my daughter’s … Continue reading

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Beginning to Build a Framework of Strategies for Children

Many moons ago, when my daughter was only about six to seven years of age, I discovered by chance, a condition that fitted her profile like a glove.  That profile was PDA and back then there was very little information … Continue reading

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Mental Health Issues

It is fairly well established that many individuals with ASD will experience various mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, eating disorders, phobias, self-harm and obsessive behaviours E.G. skin picking, hair pulling & obsessive spending to name but a few, at … Continue reading

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